Posts filed under ‘Manager responsibility’

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND PROCESSES

Objectives

·         to develop familiarity with various types of systems and processes involved in managing an organization

·         to understand the concept of a system and learn what the management information system is

·         to develop an understanding about the necessity of each managerial process and its logical sequencing in relation to the other processes.

·         to identify the major elements of each process

 

You know the various responsibilities and tasks expected of you as a manager. Now you have to get down to the nitty-gritty of actually performing all these tasks and discharging you responsibilities. For this you must understand the various systems and processes involved in managing. It does not matter whether you manage a private company, a public sector company, or even a non-commercial organization. The essentials of managing remain the same.

 

In this unit we began by introducing the systems concept and see how it can be applied to organizations. We then move to the all important concept of management information systems and examine it in detail. Later on we shall take up for discussion the management processes of planning, controlling, organizing, Motivating, leading and decision-making.

January 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

RESPONSIBILITY OF A PROFESSIONAL MANAGER

As a part of our talk on role of manager we have already talked on so many important factors and role. Those are belonging to society segment like professional management, manager role, quality management, product management etc… Today we are going to talk on another factor which is also play a important role between the company and consumer and that is the professional manager. 

Your responsibilities a manager arise out of the various social interactions in which your firm is engaged in the pursuit of its business. You may be directly involved in these as in the case of interactions with employees, shareholders, customers, etc. where the interaction is based on a fair and obvious exchange of money, goods and services. The interaction can also be indirect as in case of interaction with society where both the firm and society impinge upon and affect each other in hundreds of different ways. For example a blinds company hires professional manager to bridge for selling of their roman shades and vertical blinds products with the customer. That manager is supposed to keep relation between their clients and company.

A firm which wants to maintain a positive image in the society must assume and discharge with utmost sincerity its social responsibility. Gone are the days when firms confined themselves solely to running their business without a thought for the society in which they existed. Today every firm, big or small, is expected to make its contribution towards a better quality of life for the entire society. Big companies are having their own philanthropy or trust to help needy people.

January 3, 2009 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS SOCIETY-2

Manager have much to learn by emulating the example of Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL), a government undertaking, which is playing a very positive and active role in fulfilling its social responsibility.

A truly responsible manager not only takes steps to prevent or minimize any negative impact of his firm’s operations on the society, but also takes the initiative in playing a more positive role towards society. Tata Steel’s attempts at educating people about leprosy through advertisements in newspapers and magazines is an example of the useful and constructive role firms can play in creating a more harmonious society. Many companies have founded educational institutions and free medical facilities for the benefit of society at large. Irrespective of the motivation behind such acts, the result is a tangible benefit for use by all society members.

In times of calamities such as earthquakes and floods, many companies finance teams of doctors and rescue workers for relief work. In our aim towards a peaceful and prosperous society we need business firms who are willing to step our of the narrow confines of their offices into the larger arena of society and take bold decisive actions to create a better quality of life for all of us

December 31, 2008 at 9:07 am Leave a comment

RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS SOCIETY-1

The pattern and extent of rainfall is changing, leading to frequent droughts in widespread areas. Rare species of animals, birds and plants have become extinct in the wake of the destruction of their natural habitat. People are deprived of their traditional means of livelihood and the rich cultural heritage is destroyed for ever.

All this does not imply that there should be no factories, industry or no economic development. Certainly we need development, economic as well as ecological and environmental. The solution lies in matching economic development with development of the environment. When a firm puts up its factory it must also install a plant for treating and disposing of its industrial waste. When timber merchant cuts 15 trees he must plant at least that many new saplings. Offices who want to use roller shades and woven wood shades and other blinds it looks good if they plan that many new plants in their areas. Nature’s resources are limited. When we consume them faster than they can be replenished or provided anew, it is our responsibility to ensure that our children inherit a world which is healthy, green and safe for all living creatures. 

It is your responsibility as a manager to make sure that the operations of your firm do not in any way obstruct, disturb, disrupt or destroy physical structures (historical buildings, monuments), the flora and fauna, and animal and human life.

December 30, 2008 at 9:43 am Leave a comment


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  • THE SYSTEMS CONCEPT-3
    Today we continue our discussion on System Concept. The importance of the systems concept to the manager is that it helps him to identify the critical sub-systems in his organization and their inter-relationships with each other and the environment. It is a responsibility of a manger to use the system in such a way that […]
  • THE SYSTEMS CONCEPT-2
    A system can be biological (human body), physical (machine) or social (commercial organizations, voluntary bodies, etc.). Social systems re man-made systems and the relationships of the sub-systems is the most critical element. Further, since social systems involve human beings, their beliefs, values, attitudes and perceptions have an important bearing on th […]
  • THE SYSTEMS CONCEPT-1
    A system has the following components:  1.      A number of parts of sub-systems which when put together in a specific manner form a whole system 2.      Boundaries within which it exists 3.      A specific goal or goals. This goal is expressed in terms of an output which is achieved by receiving input and processing it […]
  • THE SYSTEMS CONCEPT
    Every practicing manager knows form experience that whatever actions and decisions he takes, in any particular area of activity, have results which extend well beyond that specific activity. The impact of decisions in some cases affects the whole organization and even external environment. A simple decision to throw out an inefficient, lazy worker can trigge […]
  • MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND PROCESSES
    Objectives ·         to develop familiarity with various types of systems and processes involved in managing an organization ·         to understand the concept of a system and learn what the management information system is ·         to develop an understanding about the necessity of each managerial process and its logical sequencing in relation to the othe […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY OF A PROFESSIONAL MANAGER
    As a part of our talk on role of manager we have already talked on so many important factors and role. Those are belonging to society segment like professional management, manager role, quality management, product management etc… Today we are going to talk on another factor which is also play a important role between the […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS SOCIETY-2
    Manager have much to learn by emulating the example of Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL), a government undertaking, which is playing a very positive and active role in fulfilling its social responsibility. A truly responsible manager not only takes steps to prevent or minimize any negative impact of his firm’s operations on the society, but [… […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS SOCIETY-1
    The pattern and extent of rainfall is changing, leading to frequent droughts in widespread areas. Rare species of animals, birds and plants have become extinct in the wake of the destruction of their natural habitat. People are deprived of their traditional means of livelihood and the rich cultural heritage is destroyed for ever. All this […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS SOCIETY
    Apart form the specific society segments with whom the firm interacts in the course of conducting its business, the manager also has responsibility towards his surroundings and the people living in the vicinity of his factory and office.  Firms behave irresponsibly when they pollute their physical environment by releasing harmful smoke and gas into the […] […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS GOVERNMENT
    It is wholly the responsibility of the manager to ensure that the constitution and operations of the firm are within the legal framework as specified by the government. This legal framework may vary, depending upon the nature of ownership of firm (proprietory, partnership, private limited, joint stock, Indian or foreign, etc.), size of the firm, […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS UNION-1
    The union will always bargain with you for the maximum benefit. As a manager you should not try to block this bargaining process but aid it by providing the union with the correct facts and figures about costs and profits and thus aim for a realistic, workable agreement which suits both the parties.  Besides providing […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS UNION
    Your first responsibility towards your employees’ union is to acknowledge it as a friend rather than as a foe of the firm. Most problems with unions arise because of the assumption of the managers that unions have no constructive contribution to make but are interested only in playing a negative role. As a responsible manager […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS INDUSTRY AND COMPETITION-2
    Today we continue our discussion on Responsibility towards Industry and Competition. Healthy competition encourages firms to improve their performance and nurtures progress and it is the responsibility of each firm to ensure that the competition it indulges in is fair and ethical. Resorting to unfair practices, trying to push out other firms on the basis […] […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS INDUSTRY AND COMPETITION-1
    Other firms within the industry are your competitors in the market place but are your associates when you have to lobby for or represent and an industry and not as individual firms. Most industries have their own associations at the local, regional, national and international level. The objectives of organizing such bodies are to protect […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS DISTRUBUTORS AND RETAILERS-2
    Today we continue our talk on responsibility towards distributor ands retailers. The company had to absorb the increased cost of the heavier carton, but it was more than compensated by the fact that return of stock sharply declined and the distributors had no more cause for complaints. A television marketing company provides service engineers to […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS DISTRUBUTORS AND RETAILERS-1
    Distributors and retailers are the link between the firm and the actual customers who consume the product. In your capacity as a manager you are responsible for ensuring regular supplies to your distributors. Persistent delays in processing and supplying distributor’s order can lead to a situation where the distributor eventually loses interest in your produ […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS SUPPLIERS-2
    Today we continue our talk on responsibility towards suppliers. The manager’s responsibility towards suppliers of funds, i.e. banks and other financial institutions is that not only he has to make the interest payments, but make the repayment on time as per the agreed repayment schedules.   By doing so the firm is not only helping the […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS SUPPLIERS-1
    Responsibility towards your suppliers emanates from the fact that their survival and growth (partly or wholly) is dependent upon your survival and growth. Suppliers provide you the raw materials, components and parts necessary for the production of your products. You are dependent upon your suppliers for regular, timely supplies of the specified quality at t […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS EMPLOYEES-3
    Today we continue our discussion on Responsibility towards employees. The thoughts of J.R.D. Tata, Chairman of Tata Steel, expressed in 1943 in a proposal for the creation of a personal Department in the company are noteworthy.   “What are the main causes of our difficulties with our workmen? In many respects we have treated our employees […]
  • RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS EMPLOYEES-2
    Today we continue our discussion on responsibility towards employees. Instrumentation Limited, Tata Iron Steel Company and Hindustan Machine Tools have developed beautiful townships in Kota, Jamshedpur and Bangalore respectively with the best possible facilities and amenities for the benefit of their employees. Where the company is situated in a remote, unde […]

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